You can easily select, move, group, change, and lock multiple objects on Miro boards.
How to select several objects
Make sure you've activated the select tool (or press V to activate it) and drag the selection field across the needed objects. This will select every object touched by selection (excluding USM, Kanban, mind map, and tables - to select these objects, cover at least 90% by the selection field). If you work in the Mobile or Tablet app or use touchscreen, make a long tap and drag.
Selecting multiple sticky notes
You can also use the object filter feature to select specific types of objects to move. Click and drag to select all objects, then click Filter in the context menu, and select an object type. The selection field will adjust, and you will be able to move only the objects you have filtered.
To start a precise selection that only includes an object if it covers 90%+ of its surface, long click/press and drag. This is helpful if you need to select objects on top of another background shape.
Selecting multiple stickies on top of a shape with precise selection tool
If you work with a keyboard, you can also select particular objects by clicking them one by one while holding down Shift or Ctrl (for Windows)/ Command (for Mac).
Selecting multiple sticky notes while holding Shift
Using the lasso tool to select multiple objects
Another way to select objects is to use the Lasso tool. To pick an object, you need to include at least 90% of it in the selection area.
Selecting objects with the Lasso tool
💡 Select all elements on the board using Ctrl+A / Cmd+A shortcut .
Modifying the selected objects
✏️ Make sure none of the objects you want to select is locked. Otherwise, you'll need to unlock them first by clicking the object and choosing Unlock.
Selecting, filtering, and modifying multiple objects
⚠️ Visitors cannot lock/unlock objects on the board. If protected lock is enabled on an object, only the board owner/co-owner can unlock it.
💡 Another way to move objects together is to place them on one frame and move the frame. Learn more about frames in Miro.
Frequently asked questions
I cannot drag the selection field. What do I do?
- Please make sure to switch to the select tool .
I cannot group selected objects. Why?
- Please note that is not possible to group objects within tables and objects located on different frames.
Can I select and move individual objects inside a group?
- Yes, double-click an object and drag it. Look how you do this on this page .